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Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 2:00pm EST
. tensions rising in east asia where south korea has declared its own air defense zone. >>> south africa begins its farewell to legendary freedom fighter nelson mandela with a day of prayer and reflection. >>> and brace yourself. scenes like this are happening across the country today. >>> increasing tensions in asia, south korea has declared an expanded air defense zone that overlaps with once announced last month by china. it includes a strategic area disputed by the two countries. al jazeera's terry faucet reports. >> it may be about lines in the air but extend over land and sea. this is what south korea called the submerged rocky reef with a scientific research station and under the very obvious de facto control. the strategic waters and rocks are claimed by beijing and seoul as part of their exclusive economic zones. now south korea has asserted its rights in the air above. >> translator: the new korean air space defense identification zone has been modified to be in line with the country's flight information region, which does not overlap with neighboring countries. this mod
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 11:00am EST
declared its own defense zone. >>> around the world, remembering nelson mandela. brace yourself. things like this are happening across the country today. >> increasing tensions in asia, south korea has declared an expanded air defense zone. one announced by china last month. al jazeera's hear faucett reports. >> south korea's announcement may be about invisible lines in the air but they extend to areas of land and sea. a submerged rocky reef, under its very obvious de facto control. these strategic waters and rocks are claimed by beijing and seoul as part of their exclusive economic zones. now south korea has asserted its rights above. >> the new korean air space defense accommodation zone has been modified to be in line with the country's flight region. does not overlap with neighboring countries. over i.odo's waters. >> seoul's move comes two weeks after china's zone of south korea and japan. the new zone extends larger into the larger chinese one and also of that and japan. requiring foreign aircraft to identify themselves,. >> translator: we believe this will not significantly impac
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 10:00am EST
china's defense zone. i'm barbara sara in london, hundreds of thousands of ucrannians, surrounded by lines of riot police. and keeping an eye on grandma. it is sweden's elderly. >>> and coming up in sports. did you miss that? the 50th anniversary of the instant replay. coming up a little bit later. >>> hello. france says calm has now returned to the capital of central african republic. french soldiers are pressing deeper into the country. thousands more international soldiers are on their way. in the african union has 2500 personnel there. now with the au, is bringing its force to 6,000. french troops had already committed 12 soldiers. that brings its total to 2500. france president francois lowland. >> who let things happen. >> has the report on the situation in the capitol ban gui. you may find some images in this report disturbing. >> french soldiers on foot patrol in banghi. welcomed by many. they are here to reassure people enough to open up shops. but at the moment, there's no food or medicine. but there's little the french can do about the growing sectarian violence between
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 12:00pm EST
air defense zone which overlaps with the one last month that zone is one that is disputte diy the countries. >> south korea ma dispute may be about invisible lines on land. the strategic waters and rocks are claimed by beijing and seoul as part of their ex-clu exclusie economic zones. now south africa has asserted their rights from above. the new korean airspace defense identification zone has been modified to be in line with the country's flight region this modified zone increased the air zone over the waters. waters. seoul's move comes two weeks after china's air defense identification zone encroaching on korea a and japan. the government of seoul say they won't enforce the rules until december 18th. we don't believe this will impact the ro relationship with china florida anchina and japan. southeast asichina which releasf militaryicmilitary excises exerl stay in communication with seoul. china's actions last month have given them a chance to do that. it leaves one part of the east china sea with three overlapping zones. the coming days could allow for talks on how to manage a c
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 6:00am EST
defense zone. it follows a move by china. the south ean and chinese areas overlap. japan says they'll talk with their neighbours about access. >> it's a direct response to china's extension of its air zone. that extension overlaps seen's air defense zone and pertinently japan's one. china and japan over the island. that's an area includeing a reef. there is a south korean scientific research station built on that, it has a helipad on it and is under de facto south korean control. because of an accident in history when the americans drew the air defense zone, it didn't include that area or two other south korean islands which are not under dispute. this is an opportunity for south korea to right what many are surprised to see was the current situation and extend its own zone further south, allowing an ease of the military operation. the seen government making it clear that it is doing things in a different way to beijing, saying it consulting with its neighbours and with the u.s. >> the french president issued a veiled warning to the pvt central african republic. francis hollande said
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 2:00am EST
minnesota. >> sea expands the air defense zone, adding zones towards china and japan. >> a new wrinkle when plying for l healthcare. how you apply could matter. >> people all around the world continue to pay tribute to nelson mandela. you are looking at live pictures early sunday morning. there they are, inside the church where they are preparing to bury the african father. >>>. >>> south africa begins a week of mourning for nelson mandela. nick schifrin has more from johannesburg. >> it's well into sunday morning. there's a few dye hards to my left on the street. this street played a huge part in nelson mandela's life and in the part of apartheid. so many came out to honour his struggles. >> this street hosted apartheid's battle. outside nelson mandela's old house the bands played songs. ice-cream sellers hocked in two languages. >> and in a quiet corner this man thanked nelson mandela by teaching a different fight. he was a champ. now he coaches kids to box, because nelson mandela asked him. >> it's healthy. he said i must do this job. that's why i gave my life to the childre
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 3:00am EST
their own zone. a large part of it overlambs the japan zone and south korea has an air defense zone. its boundary is being moved, including islands and submerged reefs, one disputed by china. the latest from south korea and china. rob mcbride is in budget, and harry fawcett is in seoul. is this a tit for tat move? why have they done this? >> well, certainly it's a very direct response to what china did on november the 23rd by extending their zone into the east china sea. a lot of the attention on that surrounded the islands claimed by japan and china. the e.u. in china. as well as that, it did enroach on the existing south korean air defense zone and south korea has wanted to extend its own zone to cover two of its islands that were not included when the original zone was drawn up in 1951 by the americans, and there's a submerged reef and that falls under the new zone which extends 150km or more korean peninsula. that has south korean scientific research station and helipad on it. it's in a strategically important part of the waters and south korea's own military aircraft operate wi
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 10:00am EST
news hour live from london. coming up, dozens killed in an attack on the defense ministry in yemen. >> a call for stability from tie land's king on his 86th burt day. >> claims the u.s. government gathers 5 billion records a day on mobile phone locations. >> the united nations secure council is due to vote this hour on how to deal with the escalating crisis in the central african republic. heavy fighting has broken out in the capital between muslim fighters and christians who support the ousted president. aljazeera has seen at least 25 bodies inside hospital. when rebels took over, they plunged into this situation. >> the forces say they are very much in control of the capital now and they are spaced just outside the main hospital here where the injured and dead are brought. the fighters have told us that more than a thousand militia, the vigilantes, mainly christian militia carried out the attacks this morning have been killed or run away. let's just take a look inside the hospital. you can see the injured people who are being, many mainly by doctors without borders. we have seen
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 4:00pm EST
prey and reflection. >> south korea expands its air defense zone raising tensions in asia >> and the heartland takes a hit from storms. today it's headed for the east coast [ ♪ music ] >> remembering nelson mandela. today was a day of national reflection. there was no bigger church or congregation than the people at the catholic church in south africa. [ singing ] >> the sounds of soweto, of a nation on what is not just another sunday. [ singing ] >> the congregation of the biggest catholic church in this largely christian country celebrates nelson mandela in song and prayer. similar services in all faiths are held across south africa in a day of reflection. >> we gather here to thank god for his life. we thank god for the blessing he bestowed on this world through the life of madiba. >> this church holds a special place in the history of antiapartheid movement. it was a sanctuary for protesters, sometimes violated by the police. >> so why do you think police threw tear gas inside the church to get them out. it was very bad. >> father sebastian shows us the bullet holds from th
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 3:00am EST
declaration this week in an air defense zone over the east china sea is making the discussion urgent. >> japan's hawkish prime minister shinzo abe has been pushing mps to change the passivist constitution. long-term guidelines will be introduced in december and a security council will meet after joe biden's visit. some hope it will herald a new stage in joe biden's visit >> translation: the united states took action against china's reckless behaviour. it could make our relationship closer, establishing the relationship fit for true allies. >> the timing couldn't come at a more opportune time. some say it is pushing existing barriers. >> translation: until recently china did not possess the capability to challenge the status quo. in recent years the military has grown in power, which i think is why china challenges the order. the challenges in the china sea is an example. >> the challenge is how to play their hand as china gives out mixed signals over the air defense zone. >> chinese media said japan was the main target. the country's defence minister stated it is neither a no-fly zon
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 11:00am EST
assistance program, or snap, and the defense bill. the national defense authorization act. and budget negotiations, stephanie. this is one that everyone is watching. because the last time congress couldn't come to terms we saw that government shut down back in october. they would like to get some work done now to get some ground work laid, stephanie. >> a lot of important stuff to deal with and not a lot of time. libby thank you. >>> mexican authorities are searching for a stolen truck carrying extremely dangerous radioactive material. it was taken on monday. it's not clear how much of the material was in the truck or who may have stolen it. cobalt 60 is used in cancer treatments but could also be used in a dirty bomb. >>> vice president joe biden is in china, but they haven't spoken publicly about the air defense zone over the china sea. however, there was an editorial accusing the u.s. of taking japan's side. biden and the chinese president did talk about improving relations between the two countries. >>> u.s. and other nato leaders are hoping to pressure hamid karzai to sign a bila
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 1:00am EST
. >> defense secretary chuck hagel met with troops in afghanistan and spoke in bahrain about keeping u.s. troops in the region. >>> thousands rally in bangkok as the crisis deep bees in thailand. calling for new elections. this when the country's main opposition party resigned in office. >>> the demonstration in ukrai ukraine, over closer ties with russia. >>> people around south africa took part in a national day of prayer to remember nelson mandela. memorial service set to take place on tuesday. >>> the mid atlantic and the northeast are getting hit by a bout of winter weather. drivers are facing treacherous conditions as a result of snow ice and rain. those are the headlines. talk to al jazeera is up next. sanctions. tehran says its ultimate goal is a permanent solution that could program. >> nuclear weapons have no place whatsoever in our defense doctorine. >> what was concluded in geneva last night is not a historic agreement. it's a historic mistake. >> many aftcountries, particularly saudi arabia is worried they are trying to buy time. the top diplomat is on a charm offensive
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 8:00pm EST
rescind its air defense identification zone. specifically they called on commune to rescind it's procedures which provides a bit of democratic wiggle room. but it's an ambitious call so when vice president biden goes to beijing to meet with chinese leaders he'll have to speak to them about that and sell that proposition. >> what else will be on the agenda, if anything? >> it's important to know that this meeting has been in the works for some time. to some extent it's an effort to make up for president obama's earlier canceled trip to china and to asia, which was planned in october but had to be canceled because of the emanant government shutdown. other issues will be covered. continued recallcy transon the part of north carolina. and the air defense identification zone is just one item on a big agenda between the world's leading powers. >> what will be the perspective on this. >> they'll say 20 other countries have air defense zones including japan, that japan has repeatedly complained that chinese planes have flown into japan's air defense zone. china's logic is they should be
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 10:00am EST
like an army. but they're not a real army. these troops are from japan's self defense force. under japan's constitution they can only fire to defend themselves. with japan's larger neighbor china asserting itself additionally, though, questions are being asked whether japan should rethink the role of its armed forces. and china's declaration this week of an air defense zone over the east china sea is making that discussion all the more urgent. japan's hawkish prime minister shinzo abe has been pushing mps all year to change the passivist constitution, and a national security council will meet for the first time after joe biden's visit. some hope biden's visit will herald a new stage of japan's relationship with the usa especially after china's announcement of an air defense zone. >> the united states took firm action against china's reckless behavior. it might help the relationship that is fit for true allies. >> it could not come at a more opportune time. some observers say china is forcing a transition in the region's power balance. one that has existed since the end of world war
Al Jazeera America
Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm EST
from japan's self defense force on training exercise earlier this year. but under japan's constitution, they can only fire to defend themselves. with japan's larger neighbor, china, asserting itself internationally, though, questions are being asked whether japan should rethink the role of its armed forces and china's declaration this week of an air defense zone over the east china sea is making that discussion all the more urgent. japan's hawkish prime minister has been pushing mps all year to change the pass fist constitution. long-term defense guidelines will be introduced in december and a national security counsel will meet for the first time after joe biden's visit. some hope biden's visit will the herald al new stage in japan's relationship with the u.s. especially since china's announcement of its air defense zone. >> the united states took very firm action against china's reckless behavior. this could make our relationships closer. it might help establish the kind of relationship that is fit. >> the timing of biden's visit couldn't have come at a more opportune ti
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
. when does it change to rain? timing. >> thanks, rebecca. defense secretary chuck hagel will be in pakistan tomorrow. he plans to discuss security threats with the prime minister. the visit is part of a six-day trip to the middle east. he met with troops in afghantan and spoke in bahrain about keeping soles in that region. >> it is acknowledged the uncle of kim jung il has been thrown out of. he had been accused of corruption and drug abuse. his removal is the biggest political change since the death of kim jung il. some worry it could cause instability inside the government. >> meanwhile, south korea declared its expanding its air defense zone. it overlaps with boarders claimed by china and japan. more on how beijing and tokyo are vying for territory. >> south korea's maybe over invisible lines in the air. this is what south korea calls yodo, a submerged rocky reef. hold /* home on a scientific research foundation claimed as part of their exclusive economic zones. now south korea has asserted its rights in the air above. >> the new korean air space defense identification zone has
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
, chinese defense officials issued a statement reaffirming the military claim on the area. >> protesters in thailand are cleaning up the mess, hoping to tidy up the streets. a leader said demonstrations would be suspended out of respect for the king, but would resume for the ceremony honouring him. they want the prime minister to resign. >>> it's music to their ears, professional musicians getting health insurance for the first time. why some are jumping on the obamacare bandwagon. >>> a new way to plan for the golder years. 401k advisors with a different domestic philosophy. >> and one of the most chaotic places on earth. you are looking live at the christmas tree in new york city. the tree will be lit tonight. tÑ >>> you're waking up to a live look at denver international airport where the snow is falling and more is on the way. >> good morning to you and welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. the possible pitfalls in what is a popular way to save for retirement. first, let's check out what the temperatures are doing across the nation. meteorologist nic
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
expanded the air defense zones to include the islands. both powers have a stake in preserving international security. >> china's recent announcement of the establishment of the air defense zone has caused significant apprehension management region. i was firm in my conversations with the president. >> a pact between the two powers is vital for the asian pacific. he's heading to see yes, the final stop on his far east trip. >> up to 5 billion cell phones are being tracked based on leaks from former n.s.a. contractors, and interviews with u.s. intelligence officials. >> the report said the n.s.a. can pin down the location of a cell phone and map out relationships from them. the spy agency say it does not target the whereabouts of phones in the u.s. the n.s.a. confirmed it gathers information about americans insidently. >> a scam was discovered by trust wave. militias viruses were sent to thousands of users. it tracked credential. users of facebook, yahoo twitter could be affected. 16,000 accounts were hacked that use 123456. >> anarchy in argentina, why police refuse to put a st
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
, thank you for your to him. >> thank you. >> secretary of defense arrived in afghanistan today to visit troops. u.s. and afghanistan are on a stand still with a security pact. hamid karzai said he won't sign the agreement until after election. hagel did address the issue. >> the minister of defense assured me that the b.s.a. would be signed. >> the defense ministers will meet in february on afghanistan. >> mark morgan is here with the supports headlines. the college football regular season is almost over. >> i got the sense you want an upset tonight. >> i always root for the underdog, no matter what. >> stay tuned. we're going to see what happens tonight, how this plays out. the task is clear, a win for each team tonight and they will square off in the b.c.s. title game january 6. the seminoles are heavy favorites to beat duke in the a.c.c. championship became and ohio state is expected to have a tougher time in the big 10 title game, thes buckeyes taking on 1-loss michigan state. a loss by either would open the door for others to slide in the national title game. >> robinson cano is bo
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 11:00pm EST
about what is a stand your ground defense. in the george zimmerman case the stand your ground defense was not used. there was a preliminary hearing available if the defense was used to throw the charges out. and as you know, i am sure you followed it it was not used in that case. it's hard to put a finger on the statistics as to how much it was used as a defense. >> it will be interesting to see what prosecutors do in this case. >> now to the release of the 911 calls from the sandy hook elementary school. we spent a lot of time discussing whether to play them. we decided not to play them. we feel there is new information from the recordings that you should know and randall pinkston has that. >> the phones in the newtown police emergency services were ringing off the hook. i heard seven calls that came in after the first shots were fired in sandy hook elementary school. at about 9:35 a flightened woman reached the dispatcher saying she was inside the school building and glimpsed someone running down the hallway with a gun: >> there was a phone call from a school teacher holed up in a c
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
china sea and south korea is expanding air defense zone and the boundarys there overlap a zone by china and the move is raising tensions in the region. >> reporter: the announcement may be about invisible lines in the air but extend over disputed areas of land and sea. this is what south korea calls yodo a rocky reef by the station and under the de facto control and they are claimed by beijing and seoul and south korea asserted rights in the air above. >> translator: the new korean air space defense identification zone has been modified to be in line with the country's flight information region which does not overlap with neighboring countries and includes air space over the waters. >> reporter: the move is two weeks after the surprise extension of the air defense zone encroaching on those of south korea and japan and extends deeper in the chinese one and also overlaps that of japan. the government won't impose the rules and wants film to identify themselves until december 15 allowing for consultation with neighbors. >> translator: we believe this will not necessarily impact our r
Al Jazeera America
Dec 10, 2013 4:00pm EST
miserable start after get spanked by the bears. the cowboys defense was awful, once again, giving up nearly 500 yards. now the owner was critical of the defense. well today jerry softened his stance saying he still have -- cowboys a eaglesck from the eagles in the nfc east. in fact this game is so big, live with his prime time match up. >> hey, ross, for the first time since the eastern conference finals last summer, these two are going to renew the world championship heat. and of course not only does that mean the teams with the two best records more than that they want to take the top steed in the next playoff round. ly be back later a preview, ross back to you. >> live in indianapolis, we will check on him later in the show. and ahead, how new countries create problems in the heart of pencil town. thailands prime minister defied public pressure to leave office. tÑ other 90 world leaders join the crowd in johannesburg, paying tribute to nelson mandela. hailing mandela as a giant of history, five years a the financial crisis to limit risky investments. general motors made mary boro
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 2:30pm EST
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Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
could allow it to pursue a peaceful program. >> nuclear weapons have no place whatsoever in our defense doctorine. >> what was concluded in geneva last night is not a historic agreement. it's a historic mistake. >> many aftcountries, particula saudi arabia is worried they are trying to buy time. the top diplomat is on a charm offensive in the gulf region. can he build bridges with iran's arab nabors? will he attend the syria talks in generva to add more than two years of killing and destruction? what is behind iran's overtures to the west? you will find out as iran's prime minister talks to al jazeera. thank you very much indeed for talking to al jazeera. iran's nuclear program is an issue. many people in this part of the world say this is a red line. the iranians should not acquire nuclear weapons because this is going just to make this an explosive situation in this part of the world. >> we share that view with them. iran does not seek nuclear weapons. we do not believe that nuclear weapons will increase our security. in fact, we believe even the perception that iran is seeking nuclea
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
the national defense authorization has come an agreement. they announced they're going to fast track it to get it done before the house leaves at the end of the week. that means none controversial things that were agreed upon with this agreement the sexual assault agreement, drones, the bear minimums to keep defense agencies running and going. >> because had they insisted on solving some of these things they wouldn't have been able to get a vote before christmas. >> it would have been a long, done out process especially in the senate where they can draw it out even longer. they get it done before christmas. >> and there had been alternative language to that language which sought to reform military sexual abuse guidelines, but not take it out of the chain of command. >> that's a set back for gillibrand. she's not going to get a vote on the language. they'll have to keep prepping for it in the new year to try to get some of that addressed by the new senate. >> and? >> it's possible. we're looking at an election year and we have to look at next year as an empty calendar. things will com
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am EST
and the protest was staged by the defense of pakistan council and alliance of religious and political parties. meanwhile vice president joe biden begins a delicate diplomatic mission today and due to arrive in japan hoping to ease tensions in the bitter dispute with china and we report. >> they look like an army, they even act like an army but they are not a real army. these troops are from japan's self-defense force on training exercise earlier this year. but under japan's constitution they can only fire to defend themselves. with japan's larger neighbor china asserting itself internationally questions are being asked whether japan should rethink the role of the armed forces and china's declaration this week of a defense zone over the east china sea is making it all the more urgent. the prime minister has been pushing mps all year to change the path of his constitution. long-term defense guide lynn also be introduced in december and a national security council will meet for the first time after joe biden's visit. some hope biden's visit will harold a new relationship with the u.s. es
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 8:00pm EST
. >> secretary of defense chuck hagel arrived in afghanistan to visit troops. they were at a standstill on a security agreement. afghan president said he would not sign the agreement until next year. hamid karzai said he was not there to lobby hamid karzai. >> i was assured it would be signed. >> there'll be progress in february, when the n.a.t.o. people will meet on afghanistan. >> a date in infamy, pearl harbour was attacked. 400 japanese planes bombarded the u.s., pushing them into world war ii. >> today thousands gathered at pearl harbour, including veterans and survivors. it was held on the shore. >> still ahead on al jazeera, why the prime minister of thailand says she will not use force against angry protesters. plus, why the feds are telling people to skip the paper elections when applying for health care. >> protesters in the ukraine return to the street in force. the president met with russian president vladimir putin. it sparked fear that is an economic deal may be reached with russia, further distancing ukraine from europe. o organizers hope a million protesters s
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 5:00am EST
over territory at sea. seoul has announced an expansion of their air defense zone. it over lapt overlaps an area wh beijing. china announced it's new air defense identification zone last month. >> we believe this will not significantly impact our relationship china and japan and we try to work for peace and cooperation in the northeast asia. we have explained our position with other countries and overall they are in agreement. >> people flying through the china zone would have to identify themselves to the chinese and a large part overlaps with japan zone which was already in place and south korea which has b an air defense zone. it's existing boundaries now being moved. and you can see th see at the tp include islands and disputed by china. let's go to harry forcet from seoul. this is in spodges response to t china did. that move was seen as a direct confrontation with japan over the islands. but it also includes the new chinese zone su submerged reef n south korea which is defacto under the control of seoul. there is a scientific research station and a south korean heli pad th
Al Jazeera America
Dec 7, 2013 10:00pm EST
people needed to be defended. >> i would not -- i am sorry, he was really not violent, it was defense. he was never really violent. but he had preached nonviolence very very strongly, and it got to the point after a massacre and all sorts of things, defense, they felt they needed to take up arms in order to struggle against the white government that was still oppressing so many people, i didn't mean nit a pray othertive way, i understand what you are saying. but i guess my point about prison, and you saying that it mellowed him out, you were talking about reconciliation, do you think that the mandela that went into prison, would have been able to have the grace that he had after prison and when he was able to reconcile with the people who had imprisoned him for so long. >> i think so. i'm not one of those that believed that prison was necessary, it was totally unnecessary. i would say a little story about how my grandmother actually this is in his book himself. >> of all the heroic acts of leading to the capture of osama bin laden one stands out between the u.s. and supposed ally paki
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 4:00pm EST
has arrived in chijapan a few years ago. he will speak with leaders about a chinese air defense zone over islands claimed by both countries. u.s. planes have flown through that zone. biden will visit china and south korea. now, to two countries in the midst of real political crises right now, we begin in thailand where an opposition leader vowed to escalate his campaign to topple the government. police spent another day battling with anti--government protesters in front of government buildings in bangkok. the demonstrations raised new fears that instability in one of asia's largest economies. wayne hay has more now from the capitol. >> a battle is being waged on two fronts, anti-government protesters are trying to enter the office of the prime minister and the bangkok police. this time, a rubbish truck was used to try to bake through the barriers erected by the police. it and it's okay pants were 40sed into a quick retreat. tear gas spewing from the cab. it seems some people on the streets are willing to go to extremes to achieve their goal. they want the government and the prime min
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm EST
controversy. >> this is the first time, u.s. secretary of defense chuck hagel came for talks with noa sharif. including the u.s. raid in which osama bin laden was captured and killed. >> this is not a one off trip. this is part of a series of high level meetings between washington and islamabad, secretary kerry was here previously and the fact that these high level officials are going and coming means that both countries give this relationship a great deal of importance. >> that's clearly the case. but equally clear is how the u.s.'s drone program remains a divisive issue. in a statement from sharif's office, what h he considered the program counterproductive to efforts to combat terrorism and extremism. hagel's visit takes place during protests of antidrone activists. 92nd cargo leaving afghanistan through pakistan. sharif's government opposes the drone program. >> they create a lot of anger and therefore put a lot of pressure on the government which in turn puts pressure on washington. >> hagel is the first high ranking u.s. official to meet general ruhil sharif. discussing the defense rel
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Dec 5, 2013 5:00am EST
telling the u.s. vice president that his air defense zone in the east china sea is within international law. joe biden is in budget, having talks before heading to sea. washingt washington is refusing to recognise the zone. china wants everyone to tell them flight plans when they fly through it. robert mcbride is in hong kong. >> as joe biden wrapped up a difficult and sometimes tense visit to china, it was the issue that wouldn't go away. the controversy over the air defence zone. joe biden said it was causing comprehension among joe biden's neighbours, reiterating a supposition position that they were opposed to it. he revealed in talks with yingluck shinawatra, when it came to the issue, despite the smiles and friendship that exists between the two men, he was direct in putting forward america's position. china fired back in this verbal war of words, with a comment from the foreign ministry when they said they were straight forward in outlining china's position and it was within international law for china to adopt the zone. until the end of the visit the issue dominate
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Dec 5, 2013 10:00pm EST
not violence, it was defense, he never was violent. >> exactly, but he preached nonviolence strongly and it got to the point where after a mass anger and things that happened, defense, they felt they needed to take up arms to struggle against the white avry carna government that was oppressing people. i didn't mean it in a pejorative way. prison, mellowing him out, do you think nelson mandela that went into prison angry for good reasons, would have been able to have the grace that he had after prison, and when he was able to reconcile with the people who had imprisoned him for so long? >> i think so. i mean, it - i am not one of those who believes that prison was necessary. it was totally unnecessary. i'll say a story, this is in nelson mandela's book himself. when he was young and mill tant, which is what we all are when we are young, he accused my grandfather of being too close to white people. my grandfather said, "nelson mandela, i will fail you in my class if you look at people as black and white." they were talking about this in the "30s and "40s, so he was bred in the
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Dec 3, 2013 6:00am EST
tensions rose when they declared an air defense zone over the area and biden will raise concerns over the risk of miss calculation with chinese leaders in a few days. and healthcare.gov is running smoothly the obama administration is back in sales mode and president obama will kickoff a campaign today to promote the affordable care act. the white house wants to point out the benefits of the reform law and they plan to focus on a specific benefit each day until the sign up deadline on december 23, that is when anyone who needs coverage on january 1st must be enrolled. the white house is offering money to ensurers so people who like their health plans can keep them. the obama administration says the payments would offset the cost of reinstating cancelled policies and millions of people received cancellation notices and the cancelled policies do not meet the standards of the healthcare law. it was an attack that standed the dance world, now the verdict is in for a former member of russia's famed ballet and find out why you may have to pay sales tax for everything you buy online and the f
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Dec 1, 2013 7:00pm EST
americans play basketball, is puzzled he says things that make no sense. why do they run back on defense and wait for the other team to come down the court? this makes no sense to him particularly if one of the teams isn't very good . why would you let your much better team do things that would make them better? >> and the court at any given time you are defending a third of the court. >> no he says i'm going odefend every single part of the court every minute of the game. we are going to play this maniacal defence. what happens? he goes to the national championship. it's a beautiful example of he refuses to be passive over a series of seemingly un seemingly insurmoun insurmountable disadvantages. >> you talk about dyslexia. >> simply, normally if we think of, if i give you a task and we make it more difficult, we think you'll do worse on the task. what is pointed out is that is not true. there are numerous examples of if i make a task more difficult you will learn better on it. you will learn more effectively if i erect certain barriers obstacles in your path. clearly two kinds of diffi
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Dec 7, 2013 2:00pm EST
. >>> assurances from afghanistan. the defense minister said that the pact between the two countries will be signed in a timely fashion, that's a quote. >>> a phone grinch within the u.k.'s air traffic control system has delayed hundreds of flights and stranded thousands of passengers throughout the country. >> more than 200 flights have been canceled here at heathrow airport, but the technical glitch is effecting mea many moe airports. so potentially that many flights could be effected but it is still running at 80% capacity. the problem was trying to switch from nighttime operations to daytime operations. the air traffic control officer said during the night it combine air space because it doesn't have as many flights coming through, but during the day they increase in air traffic. they have identified the glitch, and they're working to fix it. meanwhile, airlines are advising people to check in before they head to the airport t to avoid what could be a very long wait at the departure gate. >> meteorologist: well, it was a quiet day across much of the country. our latest frontal boundary has cros
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Dec 3, 2013 7:30pm EST
business that help people start and paint hives. and jennifer, the senior scientist with the defense council and she focuses on chemical policy examinations reg layings, and wally thermon, a professor of economics in the north carolina state university. welcome everyone to "the stream." and jennifer, this is something that you look at day in and day out and you provide testimony and scientific briefs to congress on these issues, and where do things stand for bee populations right now? how bad is it? >> it's very serious. and in fact, we can't overstate how serious it is. i'm getting a lot of feedback, an echo. one-third of the food that we eat comes from bees and requires pollination from bees, and our fruits, like tree fruits, and pumpkins, and blueberries and a lot of nuts, and so literally one in three bites of food is relying on pollinators, and already, we don't have enough native bees to pollinate our crops, and now we're seeing a decline in the commercial bees. >> larry, you're involved in much larger issues. what killed the hives, and what do you suspect is taking them out? >
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Dec 2, 2013 1:30am EST
i went to were working with darpa, the department of defense, because when you undergo a grenade blast or something like that there's a shock wave that moves your brain like an nfl hit would. >> you went upstate new york and covered a story that was different. what was it. >> i went and met two fun guys. two former students who are using mushrooms to make this revolutionary packaging material. >> we'll check out that story when we come back. >> al jazeera's investigative unit has tonight's exclusive report. >> stories that have impact... that make a difference... that open your world... >> this is what we do... >> america tonight weeknights 9et / 6pt only on al jazeera america >> from our headquarters in new york, here are the headlines this hour. >> al jazeera america is the only news channel that brings you live news at the top of every hour. >> a deal in the senate may be at hand and just in the nick of time. >> thousands of new yorkers are marching in solidarity. >> we're following multiple developments on syria at this hour. >> every hour from reporters stationed around the
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Dec 4, 2013 2:00pm EST
it could cause a for the food stamp program and it could cause a problem for milk. the defense authorization act has to get passed, and unemployment benefits. long term unemployment benefits expired and they need to be renewed. president obama weighed in on that one. >> by the way, christmastime is not the time for congress to tell 1 million that they no lo longer have employment benefits. >> the senate comes in next week so there is still time to negotiate these big-ticket items but there is still the little stuff. and it really runs the gamut. >> one of the big things is the budget. the last time congress had a fight over the budget this past october the government shutdown for 16 days. what are we facing this time? >> reporter: that's right. they made up a budget committee. the power really lies in two people. patty murray, and paul ryan. of course the vice presidential candidate last year. and they're trying to figure out a budget, they have to make their presentation to congress. and then they're trying everything they can to avoid another government shoulddown and there i
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Dec 10, 2013 5:00pm EST
agenda a massive defense bill. a massive farm bill but the biggest issue is the budget. joining me is a member of staff as president struggles with public opinion and his signature healthcare law. >>> five years after regulators voted to limit risky investments by banks. today's approval of the volcker rule will prevent another meltdown. >>> general motors named mary bara giving her the honor of being first female ceo of any auto company. she'll replace daniel ackerson next month. i'm tony harris in new york city, "inside story" is next on al jazeera america. >> amiddlesbrough thamidst the a tribute, the story of apartheid on "inside story." >> hello, i'm ray suarez. the world said goodbye and thank you to nelson mandela in an emotional memorial service in a stadium in johannesburg. southern africa, home to some of the most important mineral deposits were racked by civil war pitting sides against each other. murdering political opponents at home and in exile. what south africa follow angola and mozambique in civil war with its large population and decades of bitterness, it created
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Dec 9, 2013 5:00am EST
tens of thousands have marched on her office. and france defense minister said french soldiers will disarm fighters in central african republican and troops have been deployed after days of violence between muslim and christian melitia and they are stop locating government buildings and hundreds of thousands of people have protested against the president for more than two weeks. and more on our top story and that is the unrest in thailand. now that parliament has been dissolved polls must be held within two months but the prime minister yingluck shinawatra could win again with support in the north and northeast and won in 2011 by a landslide. opposition democratic party has not won since 1992 but the members are not at all that interested in new elections and they want the family to leave the country and have the government replaced by a nonelected people's council. and joining us live now from bangkok is a professor of political science at the university. and thank you very much for making it on the show. now, we have got the prime minister who dissolved the parliament and early el
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Dec 8, 2013 11:00pm EST
did it against a defense ha that hadn't given a rushing touchdown in eight games. >> i think everybody is so intim intimidated and scared of their front guys. my team took a challenge and stepped up. the whole week they talked about us running the ball and giving us different matches one on one. not just myself, but the backed we had, one on one opportunities we're going to win. >> the eagles go to 8 and 5 and they tray a more commanding position in first place here in the nfc east. the detroit alliance fall to 7 and 6, now where they appear to be a clear spot to an nfc title, the green bay packers seem live to take that from philadelphia. i'm john henry smith al jazeera. >> let's take a deeper look. seattle, new orleans, philadelphia and detroit lead their divisions, with carolina in clear position for a playoff bid. arizona and dallas, the cowboys play the bears tomorrow and if they win they would technically be the leader in the nfc east, they hold the tie breaker over the eagles. six, 66 and 1. >>> matt prater, 62 yard field goal, longest in history. atop the afc with 11-
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Dec 8, 2013 6:00pm EST
. >> translator: the new korean air space defense identification zone has been modified to be in line with the country's flight information region, which does not overlap with neighboring countries. this zone includes the air space over iado's waters. >> seuol's move comes two wheys after china's surprise extension of its air identification zone encroaching on those of south korea and japan. it overlaps that of japan. the government in seuol says it won't impose the new rule until december 15th, allowing for consultation with neighbors. we believe this will not significantly impact our relationships with china and with japan as we try to work for peace and cooperation in northeast asia. >> south korea's president discussed the plans with u.s. vice president joe biden during his visit last week. the u.s. state department has declared itself on the same page as seoul. china release truck driver pictures of military exercises and says it would have nothing to do with mary tierit time jurisdiction. >> south korea has wanted to extend it's air defense zone. it leaves one part of the east c
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Dec 2, 2013 11:00am EST
japan over china's air defense zone in the china seas. >>> anti-government demonstration versus taken a violent turn in thailand. police firing water canons and rubber bullets as protesters try to force their way into government buildings. the prime minister said she will meemeet with protesters but cant meet demands. >> this time the rubbish truck was used to break through the concrete barriers erected by the police. it's and it's pop ants were forced into a quick retreat, tear gas spewing from the cab. it seems some people on the streets are willing to go to extremes to achieve their goal. they want the government and prime minister gone. they spoke with the media the day after meeting with the protest leader. she said she's willing to do anything to end the cries. but the idea of an unelected people's council running the country is unconstitutional. >> last night after we met him we found out he isn't interested in the resignation of the prime minister nor does he want to dissolve the parliament. he wants me to return the power of the prime minister to the people. i don't know how to
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Dec 2, 2013 2:30pm EST
department of defense, because when you undergo a grenade blast or something like that there's a shock wave that moves your brain like an nfl hit would. >> you went upstate new york and covered a story that was different. what was it. >> i went and met two fun guys. two former students who are using mushrooms to make this revolutionary packaging material. >> we'll check out that story when we come back. >> this isn't a new channel, this is a watershed moment in media for america. >> this entire region is utterly devastated. >> people our here are struggling. >> the fire jumped the highway we took earlier. >> your average viewer want's to actually understand how the health care law is going to help them or hurt them. >> they know they can get extremist bickering somewhere else. >> people say that we're revolutionary. our revolution is just going back to doing the best in journalism. >> this is the place to go watch high quality journalism, period. >> and now a techknow minute... [ ♪ music ] . >>> hi, guys, welcome back to "techknow." i'm here with rochelle, kyle and lindsay, i'm phil torre
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Dec 5, 2013 11:00am EST
defense three. a car bomb wait went off. shortly after the bombing gunmen opened fire. no one has claimed responsibility. the interim government has had ongoing problems with al qaeda linked groups and northern rebels. >> secretary of state john kerry is meeting with the palestinian officials hoo today. nick joins us live from jerusalem with more on kerry's visit. >> kerry arrives with a huge agenda. pushing forward middle east peace. before he talks about peace he needs to reassure israel over iran. today a chummy secretary of state gave an unambiguous report, the u.s. has israel's back. >> the bond between the united states and israel is unbreakable. occasionally we may have a dinse of a tactical measure we do not have a difference about the fundamental strategy that we seek with respect to the security of israel. >> kerry us used the word ten ts in seven minutes it freezes iran's nuclear program. but kerry says they share a long term goal to dismantle their nuclear capacity. >> we'll consult closely and continually with our israeli friends in order to bring about a comprehensiv
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Dec 2, 2013 2:00am EST
the u.s., especially since china's announcement of the air defense zone. >> translation: the united states took firm action. this incident could make our relationship closer, and may establish the relationship fit for true allies. >> the timing of joe biden's vist couldn't have come at a bester time. some say china is forcing a major transition in the area. >> translation: until recently china didn't challenge the status quo. china has begun to challenge the regional order. the problems in the eastern south china seas are such examples. >> a challenge for shinzo abbe and joe biden is how to play their hand as mixed signals are given out. china said japan was the target of the new zone. they said it is neither a no fly zone nor territorial air space. can joe biden discover the real reasons behind the power play. only a gambling man would lay money on what china is thinking. >> the vice president next stop will be china, and he heads to south korea. >> the 85-year-old american war veteran held in north korea is in good condition - that's according to a swedish diplomat who visited him
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